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In world first -- UNSW researchers convert sunlight to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_release...
"UNSW Australia's solar researchers have converted over 40% of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity, the highest efficiency ever reported."

New world record for solar cell efficiency at 46% French-German cooperation confirms competitive advantages of European photovoltaic industry
http://www.ise.fraunhofer.de/en/press...
"A new world record for the direct conversion of sunlight into electricity has been established."

Australia develops world's most efficient solar panels
http://rt.com/business/212383-austral...
"?Australian researchers have developed a new method of using commercial solar panels that converts more electricity from sunlight than ever before."

What is the efficiency of different types of power plants?
http://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm...
"One measure of the efficiency of a power plant that converts a fuel into heat and into electricity is the heat rate."

Improving Efficiencies
http://www.worldcoal.org/coal-the-env...
"Improving efficiency levels increases the amount of energy that can be extracted from a single unit of coal."

The Most Common Electricity Sources in the U.S.
http://pureenergies.com/us/blog/the-m... 
"Though renewable energy is growing fast, the U.S. still gets the vast majority of its power from conventional power plants."

Increasing the Efficiency of Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R4334...
"Coal has long been the major fossil fuel used to produce electricity."

Coal Will Survive as Efficient Power Plants Boost Demand
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06...
"President Barack Obama's plan to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions left coal with a future even as the industry accuses him of trying to make the fuel obsolete."

How Do Wind Turbines Work?
http://energy.gov/eere/wind/how-do-wi...
"So how do wind turbines make electricity?"

Screwy-looking wind turbine makes little noise and a big claim
http://www.gizmag.com/the-archimedes-...
"Although it's getting increasingly common to see solar panels on the roofs of homes, household wind turbines are still a fairly rare sight."

Betz's law
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betz%27s...

Wind Energy More Energy Efficient than Fossil Fuels
http://cleantechnica.com/2012/07/18/w...
"Here's something that may surprise you. Wind energy is more efficient than carbon-based fuels."

Wind Energy's Shadow: Turbines Drag Down Power Potential 
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/ne...
"As seemingly limitless as the air that swirls around us, wind has proven to be the world's fastest-growing source of renewable energy."

Advanced Nuclear Power Reactors
http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Nuc...
"The nuclear power industry has been developing and improving reactor technology for more than five decades and is starting to build the next generation of nuclear power reactors to fill new orders."

Hydroelectric Power
http://www.mpoweruk.com/hydro_power.htm
"Hydro-electric power, using the potential energy of rivers, now supplies 17.5% of the world's electricity (99% in Norway, 57% in Canada, 55% in Switzerland, 40% in Sweden, 7% in USA)."

Hydroelectric Power
http://www.usbr.gov/power/edu/pamphle...
"It's a form of energy ... a renewable resource."

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Alphonso





Alphonso (mango)
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Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 


It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in Kokan region of western India.

 It is in season April through May and the fruit wei…

INDIA 2016 : Mango production in state likely to take a hit this year

TNN | May 22, 2016, 12.32 PM IST






Mangaluru: Vagaries of nature is expected to take a toll on the production of King of Fruits - Mango - in Karnataka this year. A combination of failure of pre-monsoon showers at the flowering and growth stage and spike in temperature in mango growing belt of the state is expected to limit the total production of mango to an estimated 12 lakh tonnes in the current season as against 14 lakh tonnes in the last calendar year.



However, the good news for fruit lovers is that this could see price of mangoes across varieties decrease marginally by 2-3%. This is mainly on account of 'import' of the fruit from other mango-growing states in India, said M Kamalakshi Rajanna, chairperson, Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Ltd.




Karnataka is the third largest mango-growing state in India after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.



Inaugurating a two-day Vasanthotsava organized by Shivarama Karantha Pilikula Nisargadhama and the Corporation at P…

Mangoes date back 65 million years according to research ...

Experts at the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP) here have traced the origin of mango to the hills of Meghalaya, India from a 65 million year-old fossil of a mango leaf. 





The earlier fossil records of mango (Mangifera indica) from the Northeast and elsewhere were 25 to 30 million years old. The 'carbonized leaf fossil' from Damalgiri area of Meghalaya hills, believed to be a mango tree from the peninsular India, was found by Dr R. C. Mehrotra, senior scientist, BSIP and his colleagues. 




After careful analysis of the fossil of the mango leaf and leaves of modern plants, the BISP scientist found many of the fossil leaf characters to be similar to mangifera.


An extensive study of the anatomy and morphology of several modern-day species of the genus mangifera with the fossil samples had reinforced the concept that its centre of origin is Northeast India, from where it spread into neighbouring areas, says Dr. Mehrotra. 




The genus is believed to have disseminated into neighb…